Central Chile is famous for its world-class skiing in the Andes, its vibrant and bustling cities, and Casablanca Wine Country’s outstanding red wines. On this week-long trip, tour Santiago’s diverse neighborhoods, explore the amphitheater of colorful hills overlooking the bay at Valparaiso, and go wine tasting in Casablanca Valley. Then hit the slopes at Portillo Ski Resort, where you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay at one of the country’s top skiing destinations.
Central Chile is famous for its modern capital of Santiago, bohemian port city of Valparaiso, prominent Casablanca Wine Country, outstanding Andes Mountains, and world-class skiing. On this week-long tour, spend a few days visiting Santiago’s eclectic neighborhoods, exploring Valparaiso’s UNESCO World Heritage port district, and wine tasting in Casablanca Valley. Then hit the slopes at Portillo Ski Resort, where you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay at one of the country’s best skiing destinations.
DAY 1: Explore Santiago
Note: This tour will take place on either the first or last day, depending on flight arrival time.
Welcome to Chile! Upon arrival at the Santiago airport, you’ll transfer to your hotel via private shuttle. After settling into your 4-star hotel room, you’ll have some time to relax before your 14:00 pm tour of Santiago. Your guide will introduce you to the city’s historic and political center, its vibrant arts district, and the bustling Plaza de Armas, and you’ll take a cable car (included) to the top of San Cristobal Hill for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and of the snowy Andes and Coastal Mountain Ranges towering on all sides.
In the evening, enjoy dinner (included) and a drink at one of the Bellavista district’s bohemian restaurants. End the evening relaxing at the hotel, or out on the town.
DAY 2: Taste and Tour in Casablanca and Valparaiso
Today, your driver will pick you up from the hotel around 9:00 am to start your day exploring the region. You’ll makes your first stop in Casablanca Valley, home to Chile’s wine country and the iconic Carménère red. Here you’ll enjoy a tasting tour at Emiliana Organic Vineyard.
After touring the winery, you’ll travel onward to Valparaiso, Chile’s eclectic port city known for its bold street art, steep and colorful hillsides, and bohemian vibe. Upon arrival, explore Valparaiso’s UNESCO World Heritage port district on foot. People-watch in busy Anabal Pinto Plaza, take one of Valparaiso’s world-famous funicular elevators into the Alegre and Concepcion Hills, and admire bold street art from artists across the world.
After touring some of the city’s hot-spots and historic centers, you’ll have time on your own to enjoy lunch before returning to Santiago. You should arrive at your hotel at around 18:00 pm.
Day 3 – 6: Ski the Andes at Portillo Ski Resort
*Important: The Portillo Ski Resort has scheduled opening dates, so your tour must be coordinated in advance. The Resort also offers promotions for families and groups with children under 11 years of age. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
After breakfast at your hotel in Santiago, your driver will take you to the Portillo Ski Resort. Stretching over 1,200 acres (500 hectares) the Andes mountains, Portillo Ski Resort is considered one of the country’s best skiing destinations, with over 35 pistes, first-class facilities and services, and outstanding ski conditions.
You’ll stay at the Resort for the next 5 days and 4 nights, and enjoy their all-inclusive package, which encompasses unlimited access the slopes, rope bridges, heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzis, yoga classes, 4 daily meals, and more.
Day 7: Say Goodbye to Santiago
After breakfast, a van will pick you up at the Portillo Ski Resort and take you to the airport for your return flight.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.